Charitable Activities

The Northern California Chapter of AAML puts on its popular Symposium each year featuring high-end and sophisticated presentations to educate and inspire family law attorneys of all levels of expertise. We also provide an annual Trial Practicum, in which our fellows and experts from all over Northern California donate their time to teach young attorneys trial skills and effective, ethical family law practice.

Substantially all of the proceeds from these activities are traditionally donated to local charities who submit applications to our Charitable Donations committee. Since 2004, the chapter has donated nearly $190,000 to local worthy causes. In 2017 the following grants, totaling $20,770, were awarded:

  • Family Violence Appellate Project (Oakland, Alameda County)
  • Overcoming Barriers (Palo Alto, Santa Clara County)
  • California Parenting Institute (Santa Rosa, Sonoma County)
  • Legal Aid of San Mateo (San Mateo County)
  • COPE (Napa, Napa County)
  • Lifeworks (Sonoma County)
  • Harmony at Home (Monterey County)
  • Kids’ turn-San Francisco Prevention Center (San Francisco, County of San Francisco)
  • Next Door (San Jose)
  • Family and Children’s Law Center (Marin County)
  • Stand! (Contra Costa County)
  • Child Haven (Solano County)
  • Caminar for Mental Health (San Mateo County)

Total grants:  $20,770

Charitable Contributions Committee:

Sarah Killingsworth, Chair
Diana Richmond
Andrea Palash
Kathryn Fox
Samantha DeJean
Charles DeLacey
Greg Abel
Carol Salvagione
Tanya Prioste